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Domaine de Chambord: An Equestrian Show Fit for Kings and a Brand-New Garden

The Château de Chambord, considered one of the jewels of French Renaissance architecture, is surrounded by a 13,000 acre wooded park and game reserve enclosed by a 20 mile wall, making it the biggest domain of its kind in Europe. No wonder it became the favourite hunting ground of kings and their suites in search of royal stags, wild boars, partridges and pheasants for their sumptuous feasts.
 
The estate is equipped with footpaths, cycling and riding trails, and offers boat, buggy and SUV tours, but be sure not to forget this year’s new ‘Horse and Birds of Prey’ show – complete with breath-taking acrobatic stunts and combats - that takes place daily in the stables. The event is a sure-fire hit, not to be missed under any circumstances. Check out the action-packed video and you’ll see why!
 
The Domaine de Chambord has another surprise lined up for you this summer. It has just transformed its grounds to incorporate 16 acres of 17th century French gardens at the foot of the château. This ambitious government-approved garden restoration project, based on detailed historical and scientific data and financed in large part by a private donor, was inaugurated in March of this year. It will give the château a new lease on life and allow visitors to view its skilfully landscaped surroundings, with its masses of colourful flowerbeds and grove and tree-lined alleys, from an entirely new perspective. 
 
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